What We Love

  • No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.
  • The teal ocean and breezy palms on the white sand of Flamingos Beach. Swoon-worthy.
  • RiuLand, where kiddos can get immersed in arts and crafts while you enjoy some sand 'n surf therapy.
  • Sipping on cocktails and watching the crazy beautiful pink sunsets over the water.
  • The spa where you can descend into relaxing massages & thalassotherapy, a seawater treatment.
  • The in-pool loungers where you can lounge, swim around a bit, then return to work on your tan.

Things to Know

  • It's just 8 miles away from the airport. Blink, and you'll be there.
  • Don't miss horseback riding in the Sierra Madres or swimming with the dolphins in Banderas Bay.
  • There's an 18-hole, championship golf course that a coconut's throw away.
  • Check out the bodyboarding, windsurfing, catamarans and more. Dive in.
  • On land, there's volleyball, billiards and for the flexible/bendy types, there's gymnastics.
True Beach Lovers, this resort on the Riviera Nayarit is where you can revel in an everything-you-want dream escape. Sheltered by the Sierra Madres, it's a beachy haven that's brimming with excitement: unlimited slushy drinks and epic cuisine, an impressive spa, water sports out the wazoo and so much more. You're long overdue for treating yourself. 


Riviera Nayarit - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Or : 9 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2008
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 445


Resort Details


You don’t have to go far for delicious food and drinks, these options have you covered.
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Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Occupancy Requirements - Guests booking any 2 Bedroom Family Suite must have a minimum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (between ages 2-12). If your reservation does not meet one of these occupancy requirements, your reservation will be denied.
Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - 
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policies - 
At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fee are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 5411 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing Holiday

    The Hotel provides everything needed to have a lovely holiday. Staff are helpful and attentive and nothing is too mich trouble. The Hotel is kept spotless and the food quality is excellant. There is such variety that even fussy eaters will find something to enjoy. Our last week of our holiday was disrupted with the virus as people began to leave quickly but the staff still managed to provide us with a good service with limited amenities.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely hotel

    I was here for a week with my wife it's a lovely hotel very clean nice room with side sea view plenty of storage in the room nice size safe and fridge stocked daily the lobby is very impressive the main pool area is a nice size with plenty of loungers swim up bar nice but very busy at this with our loud American friends music at times very loud not what I expected from a riu palace hotel lovely beach in front of the pool the food in the main buffet restaurant is first class an amazing choice of food that good I never bothered with any of the speciality restaurants room service very limited but better than nothing the sports bar was very good for a cold beer or a nice coffee all in all very good hotel with great staff Thank You very much riu palace pasifico .

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Stayed here for a week after transferring from Riu Jalisco due to it closing. Rooms are very spacious, fridge restocked daily with water, cola, sprite and beer. Only ate in Krystal restaurant once which was good as they shut all restauarants and used a smaller buffet restaurant. You could order steak, salmon lobster prawns for your main meal. Staff were doing a great job in difficult circumstances. First time to Mexico loved it. Watched whales and dolphins from balcony. I wrote an earlier review and can say at lunchtimes they put some cheese in little dishes so could always find something to eat. They also had just plain pizza also. Would come again. We were the last guests to leave before they shutdown.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Palace Pacifico

    This was our 8th year going to Riu Palace Pacifico! Love this resort and it's staff! Maribel, Jose, Francisco, Marco, Alex, Jerome, Alfonso and Victor are all amazing people (like family now!). Food is always fantastic! How often do you get eat duck ala orange?! And at a buffet to boot! Rooms are very nice, but they need some new pillows, mattresses and bedding. Wish the tub/shower wasn't so narrow as it can get very slippery. Otherwise another great stay!

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect hotel

    Beautiful beach, very clean hotel, beautiful rooms and perfect service . The food is also very good. Extraordinary buffet and 4 themes restaurant, steak, Japanese, Mexican and new style cuisine .very big swimming pool and daily shows. Very very good place

    Mar 22, 2020